“African Mudcloths” ….

Sunday afternoon was spent at Icarus Creative Arts Studio tangling Zentangle-Inspired “African Mudcloths”. This technique involved pre-prepped paper, black, brown and white inks.  Six ladies and “Fama” (another Canine Companion in Training) joined in.

I prepared the paper before class as it takes a little time – sprayed with water, then crumpled over and over until it becomes cloth-like, and then the paper is ironed out so you can put a pen to it.  All in all, we used ten different patterns to create our 8×10 piece. These patterns included Bateek, Pinch, Inapod, Printemps, Riverstone, Fassett, Bee-Light, C-Stem, Courant and Croon.

Fama
(she was precious – just weeks away from meeting her “Forever” Companion)

Liliana & Teri

Judi & Marilyn
Judy & Linda
(bad photographer – me!)

These are beauties — so bold, vivid and sharp.  Teri and Linda took their “string” in a little different direction by adding some curved lines.  Looks awesome with just that little extra twist.  Looking forward to next month when we take on “Tangled Trivets”.  See you in May!

FYI  – “The Kitchen at Bernardo Winery”,  the new restaurant  on the grounds of the Bernardo Winery, is now open.  Dining has returned to the restaurant/patio featuring “Sicilian Old-California dining”.   It was beautiful there this weekend with 80 degrees and sunshine, a wedding on the grass area, a bridal shower on the back grounds, and the usual wine tasting and live band at the Tasting Room.  There are several small shops to enjoy, and a visit to Icarus Creative Arts is a must.  Icarus has a retail store on one side and their art studio on the other.  They carry one of a kind items from a variety of artists – from jewelry to mosaics to oil paintings to raku ceramics to furniture.  Just remember, the Winery is closed on Mondays.  See their website for more details.

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